Hamilton County

Pfc. Clarence M. Robinson





Clarence M. Robinson, marine paratrooper, has been wounded in action in the south Pacific, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Robinson of this city, were notified Sunday by a telegram from Lt. Gen. A. A. Vandergrift, commandant of the U. S. marine corps. No information as to extent of the wounds was immediately obtainable, the message said, but further details would be sent as quickly as possible. Robinson, who has been in service for more than a year, was stationed for some time at Guadalcanal and New Caledonia. He was last heard from two months ago, and it is thought he participated in the Gilbert Island offensive.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - January 17, 1944 (photo included)


Private First Class Clarence M. Robinson, marine paratrooper who was wounded in the Tarawa-Gilberts action in the Pacific, Dec. 8, suffered injury to his right arm but is getting along nicely according to a letter received here by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Robinson. He is stationed at a mobile hospital. His address with the number of the hospital unit omitted: Pfc. Clarence M. Robinson, U. S. M. C., U. S. Naval Mobile Hosp., care of Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Cal.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - January 21, 1944